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There’s always beef, but beef doesn’t always result in songs. That’s a shame! Who among us wouldn’t want to hear a Kanye diss track directed at Blur guitarist Graham Coxon? Huh? None of us? OK, bad example. But this week was defined by one beef, and that beef has already delivered three songs (so far). More »

Drake is rap’s biggest star and probably its most compelling figure, too. He’s effectively remade the whole idea of the rap star, turning the center of the genre away from hungry street-rap and toward this sonically manicured, stylistically cosmopolitan sound that currently dominates. He’s someone who’s constantly thinking about his own persona and about the… More »

This past weekend, I was driving my family back from the beach, where we’d been on vacation, and I had to contend with Maryland’s Bay Bridge, the most terrifying structure ever devised by man. The Bay Bridge is basically a pencil-thin piece of bent metal that stretches roughly five miles above the Chesapeake Bay. The… More »

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Drake Officially Announces His OVO Air Jordans

A couple of years ago, Drake announced that OVO would be partnering with Nike’s Air Jordan brand on an exclusive sneaker collection. After some teasing on Instagram and a very limited pop-up release in April — black and white Air Jordan 10s sold at the L.A. pop-up for $225 are now going for thousands of… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm

The Game – “100” (Feat. Drake) Video

Hey, it’s Drake! And he’s doin’ stuff! A few weeks ago, Drake turned up on “100,” a new single from veteran Compton rapper the Game. A few weeks is an eon in Drake Time, so all this happened before Drake’s current story with Meek Mill started happening, which make’s Game’s Meek namecheck on the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 10:39 am

Meek Mill Finally Delivers Drake Diss Track “Wanna Know”

Drake has already released not one but two diss tracks in response to Meek Mill’s ghostwriting allegations. After Funkmaster Flex promised a Meek response track Monday night on Hot 97 and failed to deliver, people were pissed, and everyone began to wonder if this mega-beef were already over. But no — the soap opera continues! More »

By: Peter Helman / July 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Watch Hannibal Buress Take On The Drake/Meek Mill Conflict

The ongoing feud between Drake and Meek Mill is the biggest story of the summer in certain corners of the internet, but that doesn’t mean it’s making an impact on the public at large. The great stand-up comic (and Drake friend) Hannibal Buress found that out recently, when he addressed their issue on the most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2015 - 10:06 am

Drake – “Back To Back Freestyle”

Drake responded to Meek Mill’s ghostwriting allegations over the weekend with “Charged Up,” perhaps the floatiest diss track in rap history. Funkmaster Flex promised he’d have Meek Mill’s response track Monday night on Hot 97, but all that materialized that evening was 15 seconds of Meek cackling, which made Flex somewhat of a laughingstock and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 8:39 am

Drake – “Charged Up,” “Right Hand,” & “Hotline Bling”

Meek Mill set off a whole fireworks show of Twitter-controversy a few days ago when he accused Drake of not writing his own raps. Lots of people responded publicly to this: Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib defended his friend’s honor and songwriting abilities, Funkmaster Flex produced what is supposedly a reference track for If You’reMore »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Quentin Miller: I Am Not Drake’s Ghostwriter

Meek Mill set off a bomb this week when he went on a tweet-rampage alleging that Drake does not write his own raps. Reaction has been strong from factions arguing that (a) it isn’t true, (b) it doesn’t matter if it’s true, (c) Drake should be ashamed if it’s true, or some popcorn-popping combination thereof. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Noah “40” Shebib Defends Drake’s Honor Following Quentin Miller Rumors

The hip-hop Twittersphere exploded last night when Meek Mill went on an epic-length tirade accusing Drake having his raps ghostwritten by a guy named Quentin Miller, who’s credited on Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. Lots of people have had lots of very public feelings about this, of course, with various hip-hop figure… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 22, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Meek Mill Unleashes Epic Twitter Tirade About Drake Not Writing His Own Raps

Rap Twitter pretty much exploded last night. While Nicki Minaj was attempting to get Taylor Swift to check her white privilege — and then calling out the media for pitting two women against each other — Nicki’s boyfriend Meek Mill was bringing the motherfucking ruckus. Meek started off his evening by making fun of Minaj’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2015 - 8:56 am

Preview A New Song Drake Performed At His Barber’s Wedding

While this Monday mostly is a dark and lonely place, hope springs eternal that Drake’s new album will be coming soon. The fount and forum of all things leaked, KanyeToThe has unearthed a snippet of a new Drake song to brighten our week, as Complex points out. Some people are speculating that it sounds like… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 20, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Future – “Where Ya At” (Feat. Drake)

Future’s new album DS2 comes out tomorrow, and as someone who hasn’t gotten a promo copy yet, I am climbing the walls with anticipation. Other than the single “Blow A Bag” and a couple of tracks that were already on mixtapes, Future hasn’t let any of the album’s songs out into the world. But now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2015 - 9:02 am

Watch Drake & Hannibal Buress Attempt To Play Softball

As part of his recent Houston Appreciation Weekend, Drake set up a charity softball game that pitted his Team OVO against Team Houston, a crew of local luminaries that included Ne-Yo and Kirko Bangz, as well as a few actual baseball players. Drake’s team lost 8-2, but at least he got to spend some time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Hear 3 New Drake-Featured Tracks Debuted On Beats 1’s OVO Sound Radio

Drake’s OVO Sound Radio premiered on Apple Music’s Beats 1 last night. Drake, OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib, and Austin producer Eric Dingus hung out, talked, and played some songs — and, naturally, they took the opportunity to debut some new Drake material. El-Khatib played Drake-featuring remixes of Nigerian rapper Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba” and Toronto singer Ramriddlz’… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 12, 2015 - 11:27 am

Majid Jordan – “My Love” (Feat. Drake)

Right before Drake shared his own “Energy” video during his phone interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, he was around to debut his new team-up with “Hold On We’re Going Home” collaborator Majid Jordan, who just released a 20-minute-long mixtape last night. It’s called “My Love,” and Drake contributes two verses. You can listen to… More »

By: James Rettig / July 10, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Drake – “Energy” Video

The Drake “Energy” video has arrived! Looks like Future isn’t the only one dropping new material today. Drake just went on Beats 1 radio and dropped the video for “Energy,” one of the best songs off his suprise mixtape from earlier this year If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. He pokes fun at plenty… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Future’s New Album DS2 And Documentary Like I Never Left Out Next Week

Future announced that he will drop his new album, Dirty Sprite 2, next Friday. The record went up for pre-order last night on iTunes, which comes as no surprise after he hinted on Tuesday that it would drop soon:… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 10, 2015 - 10:13 am

Preview Drake’s “Energy” Video

The only visuals we’ve gotten from If You’re Reading This-era Drake has been the 14-minute Jungle short film, but it looks like that’s about to change soon. Yesterday, he offered up a quick look at an “Energy” music video on his Instagram, featuring a dramatic shot of two kids standing in a field while one… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2015 - 11:35 am
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